Photoshop Madness : Celebrating Summer 2016 3D Technique without PSD 3D!

by Annabelle Yeoh from 123RF

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Step Three: Making the Summer Font 3D

Now, we are going to make our 2D text into 3D.

  1. Duplicate your Summer text layer and bring it below the original Summer text. Set the font color to black.
  2. Move the duplicate black summer text to the left a small amount.

PSD Summer 2016

  1. Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool select the first "M" and move it to the Left a few pixels to shorten the "side".
  2. Do the same with the second "M", only this time move it so the black is now on the left of the "M".
  3. Move the "E" to the left even more than you moved the second "M".
  4. Move the "R" to the left the same amount you moved the "E" Basically you want the S, U and the first M to have black on their right side, and the second M, E and R to have black on their left side.

PSD Summer 2016

  1. To bring color into the sides of the text copy the ocean image into the now "sides" of your text.
  2. Go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and bring down the brightens to around -30.
  3. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and give it a medium level blur. The amount will depend n your image.
  4. Clip a black and white Gradient adjustment layer above your darker ocean layer and set it to 37%
  5. Group all the Summer Text side images together and name it "Summer Side"

PSD Summer 2016

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Step Four: Shadow

Now, we are going to create the shadow out 3D text is casting.

  1. Duplicate the Summer text layer again and bring it below both the Summer Front and Summer Side groups.
  2. Change it to a brown color (#815935).
  3. Using the Move and Transform Controls pull the text down so it appears almost completely flat.

PSD Summer 2016

  1. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and blur out the shadow slightly. Just enough to soften the edges.

PSD Summer 2016

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NEXT : Making the summer sand

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